1st Edition

Recharting the Black Atlantic Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections

Edited By Annalisa Oboe, Anna Scacchi Copyright 2008
    438 Pages
    by Routledge

    438 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on the migrations and metamorphoses of black bodies, practices, and discourses around the Atlantic, particularly with regard to current issues such as questions of identity, political and human rights, cosmopolitics, and mnemo-history.

    Anthony Balcomb (University of Kwazulu-Natal)

    Rediscovering the Shock of the Other’s Gaze: The Need for ‘Essentialist’ Constructions of Identity in Post-Apartheid Africa.

    Franca Bernabei (University of Venice, Cà Foscari)

    ‘What We All Long For’: Dionne Brand’s Transatlantic Metamorphoses.

    William Boelhower (University of Padua)

    Imploding Colonial Sites: Caribbean Narratives of the African Diaspora.

    Manthia Diawara (New York University)

    David Hammon's Sheep Lottery at Dak'Art 2004: Reading Hammon's Art through Leopold Sedar Senghor's Négritude.

    Paulla Ebron (Stanford University)

    Strike a Pose!

    Dorothea Fischer-Hornung (University of Heidelberg)

    Transbodied/transcultured: Moving Spirits in Katherine Dunham’s and Maya Deren’s Caribbean.

    Richard Follett (University of Sussex)

    Infectious Rhythms: Football, Dance, and the Politics of Cultural Identity within the Afro-Diasporic Tradition.

    Simone Francescato (University of Venice, Cà Foscari)

    "Nothing but a feeling of brotherhood": Another Perspective on the Interracial Question in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood.

    Ginevra Geraci (University of Roma 3)

    Venture Smith and James Baldwin: Two Strangers in the Village.

    Paul Giles (University of Oxford)

    Sea Changes? Jamaica Kincaid and the Myth of Transformation.

    Cristina Lombardi-Diop (The American University of Rome)

    Atlantic and Mediterranean Passages: African-American and African-Italian Literatures.

    Roberto Malighetti (University of Milan, Bicocca)

    Identities and Histories in the Quilombo of Frechal: Slavery and Resistance in a Comunidade Negra Rural of Maranhão.

    Renata Morresi (University of Macerata)

    ‘Creative Frictions’ and New Abolitionism: Nancy Cunard and Her Work in the Circum-Atlantic.

    Annalisa Oboe (University of Padua)

    From South Africa to Europe to North America and Back: Sol Plaatje’s Atlantic Travels, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Routes of Romance.

    Oyekan Owomoyela (University of Nebraska)

    Lost in Transit: Africa in the Trench of the Black Atlantic.

    Andrea Pejrolo (Berklee College of Music, Boston)

    Miles Davis, a European Jazz Artist from Illinois.

    Elvira Pulitano (University of Lausanne)

    Re-Mapping Caribbean Land(Sea)scapes: Aquatic Metaphors in Caryl Phillips’s The Atlantic Sound.

    Venus Opal Reese (University of Texas at Dallas)

    Ready or Not: Lauryn Hill as Hip-Hop’s Mammy.

    Anna Scacchi (University of Padua)

    W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Flâneur: The Gender of Politics and Cosmopolitics in The Quest of the Silver Fleece and Dark Princess.

    Jeffrey Stewart (George Mason University)

    ‘I Sing the Black Body Electric’: The Transatlantic Body in Paul Robeson and Alain Locke.

    Antoinette Tidjani Alou (University Adbou Moumouni de Niamey)

    Marine Origins and Anti-marine Tropism in French Caribbean Literature.

    Itala Vivan (University of Milan)

    The Transatlantic Dialogue Flowing from Black Britain.

    Nicole Waller (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)

    ‘The Book of the Dead’: Inscribing Torture into Black Atlantic History.

    Judith Williams (University of Kansas)

    Negritude as Performance Practice: The Teatro Experimental do Negro.

    Patrick Williams (Nottingham Trent University)

    Flora Gomes, Amilcar Cabral and the Idea of the 'Return to the Source'.

    Marcus Wood (University of Sussex)

    Sex, Satire, Slavery and Celebration in Brazil: The Strange Legacy of Gilberto Freyre.





    Annalisa Oboe teaches English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Padua, Italy. Her publications include Fiction, History and Nation in South Africa (1994) and the edited volume Mongrel Signatures: Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo (2003) and Approaching Sea Changes: Metamorphoses and Migrations across the Atlantic (2005).

    Anna Scacchi teaches American Literature at the University of Padua. She is the author of a book on Melville’s Benito Cereno (2000), and has co-authored a book on American multilingualism (2005).